Daily Bread 12/11/2023


Daily Bread – December 11, 2023 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) Romans 5:17 – If because of one’s trespass death reigned through that one, much more those that receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life through One, Jesus Christ. Reigning In Life Through Christ Jesus If we will take hold of the free gift of righteousness and not allow our hearts to condemn us, we will discover a whole new realm of authority in God (1 John 3:21-22, 4:16-17; John 1:12). Instead of missing out time and time again, or simply being set back, we will find ourselves ruling in this life through Jesus Christ. Death and condemnation has ruled over mankind as a tyrant holding us back from our relationship with God. God created us to rule with Him. The trespass of Adam stripped him, and us, of all such authority (Hebrews 2:6-7; Psalms 8:4-6; Romans 4:13). Now, if we will take hold of the good Word of God and live our lives in Christ Jesus absent from condemnation, we will rise up into a place that whatever we ask, God will do it. Sin is a thief and a robber, and the condemnation associated with it shuts us out from the awesome blessings God has for us (John 10:10; Genesis 3:8,10). You can either live your life as a victim under the tyrannical reign of a ruthless ruler called death and condemnation, or you can take hold of the gift of righteousness and become the ruler through Christ Jesus. Whereas death brought continual ruin and failure, life causes us to realize all of the blessings and promises of God. It is time God’s people stand up and begin to take their position of rulership in all the areas of life – spiritually, financially, physically, and materially. What good thing will God withhold from those who walk upright? What things will be impossible for those who believe? What things will you ask God for and receive an answer of no? I tell you, according to the Word of the Lord, nothing! (2 Corinthians 1:20; Matthew 7:7-8, 21:22; 1 John 3:22) Come, let us walk with the Lord in the Light of His Presence. Let’s enjoy the abundant life He has so graciously provided. Let’s stand up and be those who will not allow the things of darkness to dominate over us, or strip us of our power and authority in Christ Jesus. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen