Daily Bread 10/16/2023


Daily Bread – October 16, 2023 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) Ephesians 1:22 – …and has placed all things under His feet, and appointed Him the head over all the Church. The Church The Church is to function in all the fullness of God’s power and glory. There are hundreds of passages of Scripture devoted to the divine order we are to function in. However, if we do not comply with God’s demands, then the glory of the Church, the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, will not be revealed. The word “church” is found 80 times in the New Testament. The Church was first mentioned in Matthew 16:18 by Jesus in connection with the revelation of Who He was. In this context, Jesus promised He would be the One Who would build His Church (Matthew 16:18; Acts 2:47). The purpose of the Church is to reveal Jesus, not in a unique way, but by the same anointing and Spirit that rested upon Him in His earthly ministry. The Church, by definition, is a gathering of many people that are to function as one person, Christ Jesus (Acts 11:26, 14:27, 15:4; 1 Corinthians 12:12, 11:18, 14:1-40). This miracle can only take place by the work of the Holy Spirit Who baptizes all of us into one body, Christ Jesus, and thereby, creates a divine and glorious unity of God’s presence and love (1 Corinthians 12:13). This will not happen if we do not believe what the Word of God says and submit ourselves to the Holy Spirit – and as a result, the fullness of God will not be seen in our assemblies. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen