Daily Bread 11/13/2023


    Daily Bread – November 13, 2023 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) 1 John 3:7 – Little children, let no one deceive you: he who does righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. Representatives Of Righteousness The line must be drawn in the heart of those who have called upon the Name of the Lord Jesus. These things must be understood about sin: To participate with sin is to participate with the works of demon spirits (1 John 3:8); Everything about sin is opposed to the work of Jesus, Who was manifested to destroy the works of the Devil (1 John 3:5, 8); Everyone that is born of God has been called to overcome the wicked one (1 John 2:13-14; 4:4-6; 5:18-21); Satan was and is a rebel against God, and any participation with his influences is a act of that same rebellion (Isaiah 14:9-17; Ezekiel 28:12-14, John 8:44, 49); And finally, all who follow his rebellion (sin) are opposing God and will ultimately suffer his fate – eternal damnation (Revelation 20:10-15; 21:5-8). Jesus Christ, Who came to redeem men and set us free from the power of Satan, is greater in power and influence if we will simply follow Him. The power of God is greater than Satan’s, and the obedience of Christ Jesus is greater than the disobedience of Adam (Romans 5:12-21). If we will put on Christ Jesus, then we will give no opportunity to the lust of the flesh (Romans 13:14). We have been given the authority to be sons of God, and as many as are sons will walk in the Spirit. No power of sin will have authority to snare them (Luke 10:19; John 1:12; Romans 8:14; Galatians 5:16; 2 Peter 1:10; 1 John 5:18). We are to be the ministers of righteousness, held up as the testimony of God’s changing power, and shine with the radiant glory of the Lord to all of the world (2 Corinthians 3:1-18; Matthew 5:14-15). God’s mercy is so great that He is dedicated to help us no matter how much we fail. If we sin, He is there to intercede on our behalf (1 John 2:1). If we will confess our sins, He is faithful and just to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). God is longsuffering, not willing that anyone perish, but we must be willing to be taught the ways of life and say no to evil (Psalm 119:33-40; 133, 86:11; Proverbs 8:13; Isaiah 7:15; Romans 12:9; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen