Daily Bread 4/16/2021


Acts 2:25 – David also said concerning Him, “I always saw the Lord before me, for He is on my right hand, that I should not be moved.

Part 1 ~ The Secret Of Jesus’ Success

Peter quotes Psalms 16:8-11 which is an equivalent rendering to the Hebrew original. A modern exegetical method would not allow for freedom of this kind of application of Psalms 16 to the life of Jesus. However, those in the early Church were free to flow in the revelation of the Holy Spirit, and not find themselves confined to the rules of men. Peter makes it very clear how these passages of Scripture could not apply to anyone but Jesus.

Peter revealed how David was not speaking of himself, but of Jesus Christ the Messiah (Psalms 16:8). We learn how Jesus found strength and stability by always seeing YHWH (the Father) before Him. Jesus never did anything unless He saw the Father do it, and He never said anything unless He heard the Father say it (John 5:19, 20, 8:28-29, 10:38). Seeing the Father before Him may have only been a conscious awareness of His Presence. Yet, at the same time, Jesus may have interacted with the Father face to face. We do know the Father spoke to Jesus with an audible voice on several occasions (Matthew 17:5; John 12:28). We can also be certain that the depth of the communication went deeper than what could be seen with the eye and heard with the ear (John 12:30).

What Jesus did reveal to us is how the Father was dwelling in Him; and through this indwelling, all the mighty works were done through His life (John 10:38, 14:10). Through Jesus Christ, we have been given the same kind of relationship with the Father. We have been baptized with the same baptism and given the same glory the Father gave Jesus (Matthew 20:22-23, 3:11; John 1:16, 17:22). Both the Lord Jesus and the Father dwell in us by the Spirit He has given to us (John 14:23; 1 John 3:24). By the leadership of the Holy Spirit, we are empowered to see Him and to know exactly what the Father would have us to do (John 16:12-13, 14:21; Romans 8:14).


Pastor Mark Spitsbergen