Daily Bread 10/11/2022


    Daily Bread – October 11, 2022 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) 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. An Obedience Based Inheritance Although, as The Bible Exposition Commentary points out, “If we make lavish provision to grow spiritually (2 Peter 1:5), then God will make lavish provision for us when we enter Heaven,” the witness and fruits of the Kingdom are to be manifested in our lives now. If we are willing to function in the lavishly supplied riches of the Spirit to walk in the nature of God, then there will also be a lavish supply of grace to function in the realms of the miracle glory of the Kingdom (2 Peter 1:5-11). The examples of those who stepped over into that realm of glory are many from Enoch to Paul. Surely, there is a continual increase in the nature of God as well as the glory and power of God if we are willing to give ourselves wholly to His purposes. Paul opens the door to all saints to know the love of Christ that passes knowledge and to be filled with all of the fullness of God. He also sets forth the call to “the measure of the maturity of the fullness of Christ…”(Ephesians 3:18-19, 4:13). We may be certain that God rewards those who diligently seek Him with the same kind of rewards He gave to Enoch and all of those spoken of in the Bible (Hebrews 11:6). There awaits boundless insight into the glories of the inheritance and exceeding greatness of the power of Christ Jesus for all who are willing and obedient (Ephesians 1:18-19). Peter is not referring to a works based reward, but to an obedience based inheritance. The door is opened to explore the endless realms of the Spirit of God, but only through yielding to and obeying the Spirit of God may we enter in and explore these unsearchable riches of Christ and gaze upon those things which eyes have not seen, nor ears have heard, nor has entered into the heart of man (1 Corinthians 2:9; Ephesians 3:8-9). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen