Daily Bread 11/2/2023


    Daily Bread – November 2, 2023 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) Hebrews 10:14 – For by one offering, He has forever perfected those who are made holy. Made Holy To Live God’s Life By The Spirit Jesus gave us His glory, so we could be one with Him (John 17:21-23; 2 Corinthians 5:17-18; Colossians 1:27-28). It is only through this unification with Him that we can live in the splendor of the life of Christ. To say that “it is no longer I that lives, but Christ in me” is not so much the function of any single event – other than salvation. Rather, it is a choice we make everyday to live in His presence and yield to His Spirit. All God did for us through the new birth is dependent upon the Holy Spirit to give it expression. We must be willing, therefore, to be dedicated to depending upon the Holy Spirit by being continually filled with the glory He supplies (Ephesians 5:18; Romans 6:14). We must be willing to be dedicated to the things the Lord has asked us to do (2 Peter 1:3-10; 1 Peter 1:15-16; Galatians 5:16, 25). We must be dedicated to accepting those things God declared us to be (Ephesians 4:24; 2 Corinthians 5:17). When we were born of the Spirit, God dedicated us to living the eternal life, the life of the Spirit, the life that belongs to God, Himself. As much as we are continually dependent upon drinking water to live, we must recognize that we are dependent upon being filled with the Spirit if the life of God is to be manifested through us. Holiness, purity, righteousness, and every attribute of the life of God is only communicated to us by and through the presence and activity of the Holy Spirit operating in our beings.  Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen