Daily Bread 3/15/2023


    Daily Bread – March 15, 2023 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) Ephesians 4:23 – And let your mind be renewed by the Spirit. Standing Fast In The Report Of The Lord The god of this world would corrupt us with the lies he propagates against God. He fights against the anointing and the Word of God, attempting to make God’s Word and the miracle of salvation ineffective. If we will simply believe God, the lies of Satan will fall powerless at our feet. Through the strength of the Lord and the power of His might, we take up the weapons of our warfare and bring every thought into captivity unto the obedience of Christ (Ephesians 6:10; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5). We must refuse to hear the voice of the spirit of disobedience, or to be persuaded to conform to all his lust (Ephesians 2:2-3; 1 John 2:15-17). This is why Paul taught the saints that they had to have a radical and complete redefining of their lives, in which nothing belonging to the former life would be allowed to exist (Ephesians 2:2-3, 4:17-19, 5:8,14; Colossians 1:21, 2:11-13, 3:7). There can be no wavering or middle ground in this war (Matthew 12:30)! If we are to succeed, then we must not lean on our own understanding, but believe the report of the Lord (Proverbs 3:5-6; Romans 10:16). We must hold fast to the Word of God and, taking the whole armor of God, be unwavering in our confession of faith (Philippians 2:16; Ephesians 6:11; Hebrews 10:23). If we will stand fast, then we will see everything that God has said revealed in our lives (1 Corinthians 16:13; Galatians 5:1). By the authority we have been given as the sons of God, and by the divine power of the new man, the former behavior and all its lust may be cast down. There is no power that can stop us from walking in union with God and being conformed to the image of the Son (John 17:21-23; Romans 8:29-39). We must be willing to accept the image of righteousness and true holiness and be renewed by the Holy Spirit as we behold the glory of God (Ephesians 4:23-24; Colossians 3:10; 2 Corinthians 3:18). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen