Daily Bread 3/13/2023


    Daily Bread – March 13, 2023 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) 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. Set Free From Our Sins By Jesus’ Blood When we were set free, we came into the realm of the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God is the realm of our inheritance where we are protected, guided, and provided for by God. Here in this place of His goodness, we grow and mature in every dimension of God’s goodness through the activity of His love that has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). In this grace and provision of God, if we sin and confess our sin, the blood of Jesus will purify us from any contamination of sin that would separate us from God so we can continue on in the fellowship of being in the light as He is in the light (1 John 1:7,9, 2:1). The Greek word ‘louein’ is used for washing the whole body, and the noun ‘loutron’ is a term used for baptism (Ephesians 5:26; Titus 3:5); thus making ‘lousanti’ an allusion to baptism. However, the idea communicated by ‘lusanti’ denotes the release from slavery and freedom from the tyrannical reign of Satan. The blood of Jesus is the means by which the sins of every willing person are removed. In the Old Testament, we discover that the blood purges (Leviticus 17:4), cleanses (Leviticus 14:1-9, 14), and sanctifies (Exodus 19:20-21). These types in the Old Testament revealed what Christ Jesus would do for all mankind when He offered up His own soul as the Lamb of God for every person. His blood is the representation of our life and the means by which all past sins have been removed having been justly executed. Most scholars agree that the sprinkling of the blood on the altar and the ascending smoke of the sacrifice symbolize union of the one making the offering with Yahoah. That Jesus is the fulfillment of these sacrifices and offerings is clear from the following verses (Hebrews 1:3, 2:11, 9:9,14, 10:1, 13:12; Acts 20:28; and 1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 Peter 1:2,19; 1 John 1:7, 3:5; John 1:29; and Ephesians 1:7; Romans 3:25, 5:9). Our sins have been removed by the offering of the blood of Jesus, and we are brought into the family of God and placed in our elected position as priests and kings. Blessings Pastor Mark Spitsbergen