Daily Bread 12/19/2023


    Daily Bread – December 19, 2023 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) 1 Chronicles 29:11-12 – To You, Lord, is the greatness and the strength and the glory and the victory and the splendor. For all that is in Heaven and in the Earth belongs to You. The Kingdom belongs to You, Lord, and You are exalted as Head over all. And the riches and the glory come from Your presence, and You reign over everything, and in Your hand is the power and the strength, and it is in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone. Taking Our Place In God’s Presence As His Representatives If we would only realize that the riches and glory of both the things in the Heaven and in the Earth do not come as men suppose, but rather as a result of standing in His presence, then we may further realize how it is impossible to have these things without a deep and intimate relationship with God (Deuteronomy 8:17-18; Proverbs 8:18; Psalms 112:3; 2 Corinthians 9:8-9; 3 John 2). Only those appointed by a king are allowed to stand in his presence – and this is certainly true of the King of Kings, Who stands in the Holy of Holies. God has appointed all men unto salvation through Christ Jesus (2 Peter 3:9; Titus 2:11; John 12:32; Acts 2:21; Romans 10:13). He has opened the door and provided the blood of cleansing and purification so sin and its darkness can be removed (Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Revelation 1:5; 1 John 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18-19; and Hebrews 10:19, 13:12; Colossians 1:14; Ephesians 1:7, 2:13). With the life and glory of these royal garments of holiness and purity, we can stand in the presence of the One Who has all power and might, receive from Him the splendor of His manifest presence, and walk in the majesty of His anointing. With this glory of His presence comes the strength and anointing to take our place as His representatives on Earth, and to possess a glory and honor that reaches far beyond what King David inherited. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen