Daily Bread 3/11/2023


    Daily Bread – March 11, 2023 (The Seventh Day – Genesis 2:1-3) Revelation 1:5 – And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the Earth. The One Who loves us and has freed us from our sins with His own blood. Complete Deliverance From Sin There is a striking change of tense in this verse that helps to underscore the fact that the blood of Jesus has freed us from every sin. The change in tense is between ‘agaponti’ (loves) and ‘lusanti/lousanti’ (loosed/washed). While “love” is in the present tense “loosed” is in the past tense. This alludes to the fact that Jesus freed us from our sins at the moment we received His forgiveness, yet His love is present and forever ongoing. By the blood of Jesus, we were set free to go out from the land of bondage and captivity – just as the children of Israel were set free from slavery on the night of the Passover. They were not “being” set free every day “little by little”, but God gave them a complete deliverance when He came and saved them from their oppressors. He set them free so they could serve Him, be His people, and live in His inheritance. We were equally set free from our sins when we called upon the Name of the Lord Jesus. Each of us had, as it were, our own individual Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen