Daily Bread 11/16/2022


    Daily Bread – November 16, 2022 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) John 17:18 – Just as you sent me into the world, I also send them into the world. Our Assignment From The Lord Have you received your assignment from the Lord? Did you know that Jesus was (and still is) giving all who are willing to follow Him the same command? We are sent just like Jesus was sent! We are to go to a lost and dying world with the same love, miracle ministry, divine authority, and surrender of our lives as Jesus did. There are those who would make a weak argument that somehow this applied only to the disciples 2000 years ago. This could not be further from the truth. If this was true, then the Gospel was only for the first century Church, and salvation belonged only to them. Knowing this is not the truth, we must recognize that Christ Jesus is speaking to every generation and every person who will believe (John 17:20; Acts 2:39). Today, we are those who have believed because the preceding generations brought the Gospel to us . Jesus ministered not out of His own human skill-set, but out of the anointing of the Spirit (Luke 4:18; Matthew 12:28; John 5:30). He received divine revelation and functioned in the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, and the discerning of the spirits for all that He did and said. The ministry of Jesus was all about the demonstration of the Spirit and the power of God being displayed before all men (John 5:17-36, 10:25-38, 14:10-12, 15:24; Acts 2:22, 10:38). Without the anointing of the Holy Ghost and the moving of His power, nothing changes in the lives of men. It is amazing how many people of God believe they can make decisions out of the realm of their own logic and self-interest instead of reaching into divine revelation. We have been given the mind of Christ, but we will never function in it until we start denying our own mind (1 Corinthians 2:16; Philippians 2:5; 1 Peter 4:1). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen