Daily Bread 11/15/2023


Daily Bread – November 15, 2023 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) John 15:16 – You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you. And I appointed you that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain – so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name, He will give it to you. What, Then, Shall We Ask? It is a wonderful thing to understand and accept how God has chosen and appointed us to such a relationship that whatever we ask, He will do. Jesus made it very clear that whatever we ask the Father in His Name, it will be given to us (John 14:13,14, 15:7, 16:23,24; Matthew 18:19, 21:22; Mark 11:24; Luke 11:10; James 1:6; 1 John 3:22, 5:14,15). In saying this, Jesus opened the door for all of us to live everyday in the miracle realm of God. What kinds of things should we ask for? We should ask for everything that will glorify God. Every promise made to us by God in the Scripture should be asked for (2 Corinthians 1:20; Psalms 103:2-5). We should take hold of the relationship He has given to us as His friends, and know with certainty that the things we have asked Him for are ours. God is not glorified if we are living in sin, sickness, disease, and poverty. In the Old Testament, God’s people were called to live in the blessings of the Kingdom of God. And in the New Testament, we are called to live in a greater blessing of oneness with God (Hebrews 8:6; 2 Corinthians 3:8,11; 2 Corinthians 1:20; Ephesians 1:2; Deuteronomy 15:6). We should ask for the lost for our inheritance and the uttermost parts of the Earth for our possession (Psalms 2:8). We should ask Father to send laborers into the harvest (Luke 10:2). We should ask God to show us great and mighty things we have not known (Jeremiah 33:3). We should ask for the Holy Spirit and all of His gifts to be fully manifested in our lives so the world around us will encounter the power of God (Luke 11:13; 1 Corinthians 14:1; Colossians 1:9; 2 Thessalonians 1:11; Acts 8:6). We should ask that our businesses prosper so God will be glorified through the success of them (Deuteronomy 15:10, 28:12, 29:9; 2 Corinthians 9:8; Proverbs 13:22; Joshua 1:7; 1 Kings 2:3; Psalms 1:3; 3 John 1:2). We should ask Him to give us power to make wealth, so we can have a greater influence among men socially and politically (1 Chronicles 4:10; Deuteronomy 8:18; Proverbs 31:23). Once we have asked, we must be willing to step out and move in faith realizing God is working with us to establish His Covenant (Deuteronomy 8:18; 2 Chronicles 1:12; Psalms 112:3). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen