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Daily Bread - September 12, 2017
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Monday, 11 September 2017 23:23
2 Timothy 2:21 - If, then, one cleanses himself from these things, he shall
be a vessel unto honor, consecrated and useful to the Master, prepared unto
every good work.

The Lord calls us to come out from among them, and touch not the unclean
thing (2 Corinthians 6:17; Isaiah 52:11). The instruction is not just
against sin and iniquity, but also against those who would steal the Word
of God from our hearts with their false doctrines. We must be willing to
contend for the faith that was once delivered unto the saints (Jude 1:3).
We must recognize that every evil spirit in hell is set against the
glorious Church. Men and devils fight against the glory of the Holy Ghost
that fell on the Day of Pentecost. There is no power in Heaven and in Earth
that can withstand a Church filled with the fire of the Holy Ghost;
therefore, demons do their utmost to turn the hearts of God's people from
what God has poured out for the purpose of having the power and ministry of
Jesus continuing to be revealed on the Earth. The primary offensive of
these devils is not through the world, but through religious people who are
in the community of the saints.

Hymenaeus and Philetus were two examples of vessels of dishonor, who
through their teachings were attempting to draw away the people of God from
the truth of God's Word. We can turn back the pages of time and see the
same kind of opposition against God's leadership in the days of Moses.
Korah, being an influential man, stood up and sought to impose his
influence on the people of God. In response, Moses said tomorrow the Lord
will show us those who are His -who He has chosen (Numbers 16:5). God knows
those who are His; and ultimately, He will make it known (2 Timothy 2:19,
3:8-9). Moses cried out to the people, " I beg you, depart from the tents
of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in
all their sins!" (Numbers 16:26). The influence of those who would turn us
from the truth of God's Word and leadership are like an unclean thing that
contaminates all who are touched by them. Their words are like the
rottenness of gangrene, spreading like a disease in the heart of man until
there is nothing left but corruption and putridness (2 Timothy 2:17). We
must not allow the influence of these men to infect our lives. You will not
find Jesus in these political and religious churches. Their leaven has
polluted the whole lump, and there is nothing holy or of God remaining.
Their influences must not be allowed in our thinking -much less in our
church communities- if there is going to be a revival of the Holy Ghost
among us (1 Corinthians 5:7; Mark 8:15).

If we will believe the Word of God as little children, and believe that His
Word has not changed, and that the working of His Spirit and power have not
changed, then we will be consecrated, useful, and prepared to both receive
and function in all those glorious works of Jesus that we were ordained to
have (John 15:16; Ephesians 4:13; Luke 24:49; John 7:38-39, 14:12). It is
the Word of God that qualifies us and equips us to function in that which
the Lord requires of us (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We must keep our hearts with
all diligence (Proverbs 4:23); and be both inspired and moved only by the
Word of God, not by the lies and fables of men that seek to corrupt the
truth (1 Timothy 1:3-6, 4:7,16; 2 Timothy 4:1-5; 2 Peter 1:16-21).

Let us all cry out continually for the Fire of the Holy Ghost to fall in
power on own our lives!

Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
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