Daily Bread 1/1/2022


Daily Bread – December 31, 2022 (The Seventh Day – Genesis 2:1-3) Hebrews 11:3 – We understand faith framed the Universe by the Word of God, so that things seen were made from that which cannot be seen. Faith is the creative power of God that works by His spoken Word. The opening statements regarding faith in Hebrews chapter eleven set the foundation for understanding the function of faith in verse three. Faith is the reality and proof of what cannot be seen. When we need something, we begin to try to imagine where it will come from. However, God always brings forth the things He provides out of a realm of what we would classify as nothing. Out of this realm, God calls those things that are not as though they were, and substance is produced (Romans 4:17). God created everything that exists in the Universe (aions) from things which cannot be seen. Everything attributed to faith in the New Testament is associated with the miraculous power of God – from the power that makes a new creation and the great faith of the centurion, to the faith once delivered unto the saints (John 3:3; Matthew 8:10; Jude 1:3). Faith is mountain moving power – the power that speaks to the wind and the waves and produces all of the wonderful blessings described by the Word of God (Mark 11:22-24; Matthew 8:26). If the Word of God is not believed, then faith does not work (Romans 10:16; Hebrews 4:2). There has been a degree of confusion imposed on the meaning of faith because many have limited it to a religious belief or philosophical opinion. However, we discover from the Word of God how faith is a creative power that changes physical things and overrides physical laws. Faith is something belonging to God, and something He gives to men (Romans 12:3). Faith comes to us by the hearing of the Word of God (Romans 10:17; Galatians 3:2). When we believe the Word of God – no matter how impossible or unimaginable the things may be – faith works and produces the will of God for our lives. How wonderful it would have been if Israel had believed the impossible blessing of God regarding their inheritance (Hebrews 4:1-11; Deuteronomy 28:1-14). It is time we start agreeing with God. We must begin to proclaim those things God has said and call them done! If we want to walk in the Spirit, then we must agree with the Word of God – for two cannot walk together unless they agree. Faith is joining together with God through obedience and purpose. It is an intimate connection and cooperation with the Holy Spirit. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen