Daily Bread 12/12/2023


Daily Bread – December 12, 2023 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) 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. God’s Gift of His Righteousness The trespass of Adam brought forth the reign of death. But now through Christ Jesus, life reigns. The ruling dominion of life in Christ Jesus has brought grace to all mankind, and supplied the gift of righteousness to all who will receive. The grace of God made it possible for every man to be born of the Spirit (John 3:5; Titus 2:11-12). Through the new birth, we come into the fellowship of the divine nature, and receive a new heart and a new spirit (2 Peter 1:3-4; Ezekiel 36:26). We become the living epistles of God, with His nature and ways inscribed upon the tables of our nature (2 Corinthians 3:3; Hebrews 8:10, 10:16). There may be many who do not take the gift of righteousness seriously, but we can be certain God does. He paid a high price for us to enjoy it, and He will definitely hold us responsible for what we do with it. He reversed the curse that came upon us through Adam that made us all slaves to sin, and He has now made us servants/slaves of righteousness (Romans 6:16-19, 3:21-22; 2 Corinthians 5:21, 6:7; and Philippians 1:11, 3:9; 1 Timothy 6:11; 2 Timothy 3:16). Grace and righteousness now reign over those who are born of God. Sin and death have lost their power; and should be given no place of dominion in our thoughts or lives (Romans 6:12-14). The dominion of death cannot be given greater power than the rule of life. Neither can the transgression of Adam be given greater consequence than the obedience of Christ Jesus. The gift of righteousness, which functions by the Holy Spirit, is far greater in power and effect than the plague of sin operating by demon forces. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen