Daily Bread 3/3/2023


    Daily Bread – March 3, 2023 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) Galatians 1:4 – Who gave Himself for our sins in order to set us free from the present evil age according to the will of God and our Father. The Gospel Paul preached was one of complete deliverance from the old and former way of life (Romans 6:6). The revelation he was given unveiled to the Church our total emancipation from the powers of darkness and our dominion over Satan (Colossians 1:13; John 16:7,11, 17:14,16; Colossians 2:17; 1 Peter 2:24; and Ephesians 2:2,6; Romans 6:1-20, 12:2; 1 Corinthians 2:12; Galatians 4:9,5:1). We may also take the Gospel message of Paul and superimpose it on that which was preached by Peter. For example, if we take 2 Peter 1:4 and overlay it on this verse of Scripture, then we discover the same Gospel message of liberty in Christ Jesus and freedom from this present evil age having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. Paul preached that we had not only been made a new creation, created in righteousness and true holiness, but that God had also translated us from the power of darkness into the Kingdom of the Dear Son (Colossians 1:13). The notion that we were still under the beggarly elements of sin and the dominion of a demonic realm is not to be found in Paul’s Gospel message. For Paul, salvation resulted in the life of Christ being imparted into the redeemed child of God (Galatians 1:16, 2:20, 4:6, 6:15; Philippians 1:21; Colossians 1:27, 3:11; and 2 Corinthians 5:17-18, 6:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 3:17). Blessings Pastor Mark Spitsbergen