Daily Bread 1/7/2023


Daily Bread – January 7, 2023 (The Seventh Day – Genesis 2:1-3) Matthew 21:22 – Whatever you ask for by the prayer of faith, you will receive. The first step of faith is obedience to the Word of God (Romans 10:8,17). As we are obedient to the things the Word of God says, the Spirit of God breaths faith into our lives – for faith is an activity of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22; 1 Corinthians 12:9; 2 Corinthians 4:13). Many people today think faith is a set of beliefs, and regulate faith to one’s own personal preferences – but the Bible reveals how faith is an activity of the Holy Spirit. It is something that only comes from God, and He gives a measure of it to every man (Romans 12:3; 1 Corinthians 12:9; Ephesians 2:8) . As we learn to yield ourselves to the Holy Spirit, we learn to flow in all the different attributes of grace He supplies us with – and one of the very important ones is faith (Jude 20; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11). Faith begins in our life when we allow the greatest miracle to take place, the miracle of being born of God. The Spirit of the Lord comes upon us and changes us into another person. Our life comes to an end and the glorious life of Jesus begins. Faith does not stop there, but rather grows as we give ourselves to the Word of God and the operation of the Spirit of God (2 Thessalonians 1:3; 1 Thessalonians 3:10). If we will learn to yield to the Holy Spirit, we can be full of faith even as Steven and others of the New Testament (Acts 6:5, 11:22-24). The activity of the prayer of faith is as supernatural and belonging to the Spirit of God as any other outworking of the miraculous. As we pray and fellowship with God, a prayer inspired by the Holy Spirit comes flowing forth, and this prayer is a prayer of faith. Like the prayer of the Spirit, God is speaking through us, and the prayer of faith will receive whatever it asks for. God has chosen and ordained us to have this kind of fruit in our lives so whatever we ask, we receive (John 15:16, 14:13-14; 1 John 3:22). Let us give ourselves to the activity of prayer until we become so saturated by the presence of the Holy Spirit that the prayer of faith flows out like prophesy from our hearts. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen