Daily Bread 10/23/2023


Daily Bread – October 23, 2023 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) Romans 8:5 – For they who after the flesh are the ones which think fleshly; but those after the Spirit have a spiritual mindset. Minding The Spiritual If we are going to walk in the Spirit, then we must set our minds on the things belonging to the will and ways of the Father. Those things pertaining to the will and the ways of God are spiritual and are taught to us by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13; Colossians 1:19; 1 Corinthians 2:13, 14:1). The ‘spiritual’, more specifically, includes everything regarding the rulership of Jesus in our lives (Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 3:1-4). It also includes that which pertains to the Kingdom of God and the righteousness of God (Matthew 6:33; Romans 14:17, 3:21-22; Colossians 1:13). Spiritual things include all of the manifestations of the Spirit that reveal the Person of Jesus Christ through our lives (John 3:5-6, 16:14; 1 Corinthians 14:1,7; 1 John 3:24, 4:13; 2 Corinthians 3:18). If we are going to walk in the Spirit, then we must mind the things of the Spirit so we can yield to Him. Yielding to the Spirit of God is as simple as loving Jesus. The deeper we go into a love relationship with Jesus, the deeper and more completely we learn to yield. If you will choose to give yourself to the things of the Spirit and live by the Word of God, you will discover an ever-increasing manifestation of His Presence in you and through you. These words are from a song that was sung one day in a Church service by the operation of the Spirit: Walk in the Spirit. Live by the Word. And a light will shine in the darkness. And the glory of the Lord will arise like the shining of the Son. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen