Daily Bread 10/20/2023


Daily Bread – October 20, 2023 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) 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. Jesus’ Anointing On His Church Being filled with the Spirit is the way of life for the New Testament believer (Luke 1:67; Acts 2:4, 4:8, 31, 9:17, 13:9; Ephesians 5:18). Although John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit in his mother’s womb, Jesus was the first one to be “full of the Holy Spirit” (Luke 4:1). The uniqueness of the way in which Jesus was “full of the Holy Spirit” is expressed not only by the fact that He received the Spirit without measure, but by how John saw the Spirit come upon Him and remain (John 1:33). Jesus came in the Messianic anointing described in (Isaiah 61:1): “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.” The anointing Jesus received as a result of being full of the Holy Spirit and power resulted in the greatest miracles ever displayed (Acts 10:38). Jesus then gave the same anointing of the baptism of the Holy Spirit to His Church (John 1:16, 14:12, 17:21-23, 20:21; Luke 24:49; Acts 5:32). The fullness of the anointing of Jesus has now been poured out as the Promise of the Father upon all who will believe. We have been empowered with the same anointing of the Holy Spirit so we might represent Jesus (Ephesians 4:13; John 1:16; Matthew 20:22-23; Luke 24:49; and Romans 15:19; Hebrews 2:4; Mark 16:17; 1 Corinthians 12:7). The Father desires that we walk in the fullness of the anointing of His Son so we might be witnesses of His life and resurrection (Galatians 4:5-7; Romans 8:17,29). We have received the anointing that comes by being filled with the Spirit without measure – so we might beseech the world in Christ’s stead and be able ministers of the New Covenant (2 Corinthians 3:6, 5:20) Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen