Daily Bread 12/29/2023


    Daily Bread – December 29, 2023 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) 1 John 1:1 – That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled – the Word of Life. Father’s Purpose In Revealing Jesus God is passionate for us to receive His life and to return to union with Himself. It would be impossible to imagine a more perfect and complete union than the one God has given to us in Christ Jesus – for the very life of Christ was imparted into us (John 14:21, 23, 17:21). Before the revelation of the Word, Christ Jesus, redemption was a mystery ministered through types and allegories. But now, John reveals that Jesus and all of His glory may be heard, seen, and touched. Redemption has been made available to us, and unimaginable intimacy provided with the Eternal God. It is an intimacy and union that all Creation cries out for, but few are willing to believe. Many who have been redeemed, who are born of God and made heirs and joint-heirs with Christ, long for such fellowship but fail to lay hold of it only because they fail to accept what the Word of Life has revealed.  Our eyes must be fixed upon Him even as all eyes in Heaven are on Christ Jesus. He has been exalted above everything in Heaven and Earth – and we must exalt Him, too (Isaiah 45:23; Romans 14:11; Philippians 2:9-11). As Father has honored Jesus with a Name above every name, we must also place His Name above all authorities and interests. We must exalt Him above all principalities, powers, mights, and dominions that might attempt to influence us in this world. Should we step into such adoration and exaltation of Jesus, surely we would begin to see Him like we have never seen Him before. Through this devoted fellowship of love and admiration, we would begin to adore Him like never before. Should we hear and see and handle the Word of Life, we would stand in awe of Him and the inhabitants of the Earth would see the glory of the only begotten Son of God. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen