Daily Bread 11/18/2022


    Daily Bread – November 18, 2022 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) John 17:19 – And I sanctify Myself for them, so that they may also be truly sanctified. Made Holy In Jesus To Live Holy Like Jesus The first time the word sanctified is used in the Bible is in Genesis 2:3. The word in both the Hebrew language and the Greek language may be translated, “made holy”. Sanctified may also be understood simply as, “set apart”. Jesus set Himself apart for one purpose – to give His life to destroy the power of sin and death, so through His death, mankind might be set free from the darkness of sin. Jesus set Himself apart, or consecrated Himself, to the Father so we may also be consecrated, or made holy. Although Jesus was holy and set apart unto God from birth, yet He also set Himself apart for the specific purpose of giving Himself a ransom for every man. God made us holy in Christ Jesus to live a life consecrated by the Holy Spirit. Now that we have been made holy by the Lord Jesus, we are called to voluntarily present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God (Romans 12:1). We are called to perfect holiness in the fear of God (2 Corinthians 7:1). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen