Daily Bread 12/10/2022


    Daily Bread – December 10, 2022 (The Seventh Day – Genesis 2:1-3) Luke 1:75 – In holiness and righteousness in His sight all the days of our lives. Could it be that there exists in everyone who has been born of the Spirit an untapped divine ability to be everything God intended men to be when He first created them in His likeness and image? Is it possible that because we have not been willing to believe that we can live in this blessed realm, that we have been deceived into accepting a lifestyle far less than what God purposed for us in redemption? By the Holy Spirit Zechariah prophesied concerning the age of the Messiah, an age which has no end. The age of the Kingdom and reign of the Messiah began 2000 years ago and of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end (Isaiah 9:7; Colossians 1:14). Zechariah announced to all mankind what God would do for us through our Savior Jesus Christ. He was introducing the new birth and the new self, created in righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:24). Through this awesome work of grace, God has given to us an unspeakable gift. He has delivered us from the fear that had caused us to live in bondage all of our lifetime (Hebrews 2:15; Luke 1:74; Genesis 3:10). God has filled us with His Spirit and given us the Spirit of adoption so that we can call God or Father and serve Him as He before ordained, in holiness without blame before Him in love (Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:5; Ephesians 1:4-5). There is absolutely no question about God’s desire for us to be holy, for He tells us in no uncertain terms to be Holy even as He is Holy, and that without holiness we will not see Him (1 Peter 1:15-16; Hebrews 12:14). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen