Daily Bread 11/14/2023


Daily Bread – November 14, 2023 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) Colossians 1:12 – Giving thanks to the Father, Who has made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. It is so wonderful to realize how perfectly we have been redeemed, and comforting to know that God calls us the holy ones in light. We should never tire, or draw back from, the comforting words of the Scriptures identifying us as those who are joined to the Lord Jesus and are in His realm of glory and grace (Colossians 1:13). It is vital we know who we are and Whose camp we are in if we are to live the life of an overcomer. Our faith overcomes the world (the power of darkness), and this faith comes by the Word of God. As those who have been made the saints in light (because of the gift of salvation and the life in Christ Jesus), we must take up our blessed gift and responsibility and walk in the light as He is in the light. We are those, who by nature of being the children of light, dispel the darkness and bring the revelation of God wherever we go (Ephesians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:5). We are like a city that cannot be hid, and a candlestick placed high to give men the revelation of God and His Kingdom (Matthew 5:14-16; Luke 1:79; Acts 26:18; John 12:36). As we follow Jesus, we walk in the glory and splendor of His life and presence, and the darkness of this world can no longer hide the will and purpose of God for our lives (John 8:12; 2 Corinthians 4:4). When the darkness of this world would attempt to impose itself upon us, we are able cast it off by being endued with the armor of light (Romans 13:12; Ephesians 6:10-17). The armor of light is the same as the new man and the new creation. If the armor of light is going to be effective, then we must be infused with the power of the Holy Spirit, Who is here to strengthen and empower us with the strength of the Lord and the power of His might (Ephesians 6:10). Come, let us abide in the light where there is no occasion of stumbling (1 John 2:10; 2 Peter 1:9-11). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen