Daily Bread 1/26/2023


    Daily Bread – January 26, 2023 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) Ephesians 2:15 – Abolishing the Law of Commandments in ordinances, so that in Himself, He created of the two one new man, making peace. Brought Into The Glorious Liberty Of The Sons Of God What Paul calls the “Law of Commandments”, here, he calls the “certificate of indebtedness” in Colossians 2:14. These ordinances were abolished and blotted out when Jesus spoiled principalities and powers. The Law of Commandments, which is another name for the Law of Moses, was given to reveal the domination of sin and its evil effects on man. Now, through the power of the blood and death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the power of sin and death has been destroyed. The testimony of condemnation contained within the Law has also been destroyed for whoever would call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus (2 Corinthians 3:7, 9; Romans 8:1). When we understand that the Law of Moses was revealed to Paul to be both the Law of Condemnation and the Law of Death, we are enabled to understand how it was the witness against man’s sinful state. Therefore, when the power of sin that dominated man was destroyed, the witness of condemnation against that sin was also destroyed. God no longer deals with His covenant people as the sons of Adam, but as His own sons (Romans 8:15-16; Galatians 3:26). We are no longer held under the Law of Condemnation, but have been brought into the glorious liberty of the sons of God and into the ministry of righteousness (Romans 8:21; 2 Corinthians 3:9). The relationship is not based upon man, who rebelled, sinned, and must be condemned – but on the One Who was obedient and righteous. Through Christ Jesus, that same righteousness has been extended to us so we are made righteous, holy, and pure. God interacts with us as heirs and co-inheritors with His Son, Christ Jesus. We have been born of the Spirit and have been joined unto the Lord as part of His family. There is no condemnation against the new creation who have been recreated in Christ Jesus. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen