Daily Bread 10/10/2022


    Daily Bread – October 10, 2022 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) 2 Peter 1:11 – For in this way, you shall be richly supplied the entrance into the everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Consecration To The Kingdom Of God Now One could simply view this Scripture as an assurance to the obedient and diligent of being granted with a lavish entrance into the Kingdom of God at the time of death. Professor Salmond felt this text was the reverse of “saved, yet so as by fire” (1 Corinthians 3:15). Yet, there is more to this verse, for surely the purpose of our lives now in being the witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ must take on more of the dimension of the life and glory of Jesus Himself (John 14:12, 17:22). The divine opportunities given to us now in the Kingdom of God cry out to us in this declaration: “Until you be endued with power from on high” (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8). Keeping in mind the fact that Paul said the saints have been translated from the kingdom of this world into the Kingdom of the Dear Son, we must be willing to embrace how we have already entered into some dimension of the Kingdom of God now (Colossians 1:13). Jesus told the leaders of Israel the Kingdom would be taken from them and given to another nation that would bring forth the fruits of the Kingdom (Matthew 21:43). Jesus also commanded us to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness as the way in which we are to daily live our lives (Matthew 6:33). Paul also gave us a description of the fruits of the Kingdom of God that ought to be manifested in our daily lives as evidence of our communion with God when he said, “For the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Romans 14:17). The only qualification of entering into the Kingdom of God is having been born of the Spirit (John 3:5). Peter is addressing the saints in these verses to take hold of a realm of consecration that will result in an increase revelation of God’s glory now, and no doubt, will result in a triumphant entry into the realms of that glory after this life on Earth has ended (2 Peter 1:3-11). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen