Daily Bread 10/19/2023


Daily Bread – October 19, 2023 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) Acts 2:4 – And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit spoke forth from them. The Holy Spirit Baptizer – The New Covenant vs The Old One of the central themes of Jesus’ ministry was how He was the one Who would baptize in the Holy Spirit. This part of the ministry of Jesus did not begin until after He was raised from the dead and exalted as the King of Kings and Redeemer of all mankind (John 7:38-39; Acts 2:33). Although the Holy Spirit came upon men in the Old Testament, the idea of being baptized in the Spirit is not found there. The Spirit of the Lord was given to selected ones in the Old Testament so they might reveal heavenly things and execute God’s will (Exodus 28:3, 31:3, 35:31). God filled certain ones of Israel with the Spirit of wisdom in order to make Aaron’s clothing. God filled Betzalel with the Spirit of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in all manner of workmanship – so he could fashion all of the unique furniture and features of the tabernacle. Seventy men in Israel were given the Spirit in order to prophesy and speak on behalf of God alongside of Moses (Numbers 11:25). The Holy Spirit came upon the judges of Israel to give them supernatural abilities to defeat the enemies of Israel (Judges 3:10, 6:34, 11:29, 13:25, 14:6,19, 15:14). The Spirit of the Lord came upon the kings of Israel beginning with Saul (1 Samuel 10:6, 16:13). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen