Daily Bread 12/25/2023


Daily Bread – December 25, 2023 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) Matthew 1:18 – Now, the birth of Jesus the Christ was in this manner. When His mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they were joined together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit’s Role In The New Birth And His Supremacy The first mention of the Holy Ghost in the New Testament is discovered in His role in the birth of Christ Jesus. His work was not only essential to the conception of Jesus, but His work has been and will continue to be essential to the manifestation of Jesus (John 7:38-39, 14:26, 15:26, 16:12-15; Acts 1:8, 4:8,31; and 1 Thessalonians 1:5; Hebrews 2:4). Without the present work of the Holy Spirit, no one can be born again. It may be said that the Holy Ghost will come upon you, and you will become a new man. It is by the power of the Holy Ghost that we are all born of God when we call upon the Lord Jesus (John 1:13, 3:3-7; Titus 3:4-5; Galatians 6:15; 2 Corinthians 5:17). By the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus is revealed to us and in our lives (John 16:13-15; Galatians 1:16, 2:20; 1 John 3:24; Philippians 1:21). Too many people who attend Church fail to recognize the place of supreme authority given to the Holy Ghost. Our interaction with Him demands the highest order of reverence and godly fear. He must be recognized and obeyed. To insult Him, or speak evil against His person or His work, is the highest offense against God – and carries the most severe penalty in the Bible (Mark 3:29; Luke 12:10). The Holy Ghost is referred to about 440 times in the New Testament, from Matthew 1:18 to Revelation 22:17. The Holy Ghost, the Spirit, the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of God, and the Spirit of Truth are all synonymous terms referring to the same person (John 1:33; Luke 3:22, 4:18; Matthew 3:16; Mark 1:10; Acts 10:38). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen