Daily Bread 4/20/2022


Daily Bread – April 20, 2022 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) John 5:24 – With absolute certainty I tell you, those who hear my Word and believe in the One Who has sent Me have eternal life, and shall not come into judgment, but have passed from death into life. Resurrection From The Sentence Of Eternal Death There is a judgment that takes place now in this life (John 3:18; 1 John 5:12). We have been commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to go into “all the world” and preach the words of God. All those who will hear His voice and believe are transformed by the power of God; but those who will not believe are damned (Mark 16:16; 1 John 3:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:12). A sentence of judgment is passed for life, or for death, when a person hears the Gospel. It is a sentence passed based upon the decision of each individual. In some respects, a person actually passes a sentence upon him/herself by either accepting or rejecting the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 12:48; Acts 3:23). If we believe the words of God, then the power of God comes upon us and transforms us causing us to pass from death to life (1 Peter 1:23). All mankind is under the judgment of eternal death that Adam was sentenced to by his own decision (Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1). Because of God’s love for us, Jesus became flesh to bear the just penalty for sin at Calvary so everyone who would believe can be delivered from the sentence of eternal death and come into the joys of eternal life (1 Peter 2:24; Romans 8:1). The salvation that is in Christ Jesus is actually a resurrection from the dead. Before being born again, a person is spiritually a lifeless corpse; but when a person willingly hears the voice of Jesus in the message of the Gospel, that person is raised to life. It is an inward and spiritual resurrection from the dead (Colossians 3:1-3, 2:12; Romans 6:4-5). The Word of the Lord Jesus is powerful and living – it is spirit and life and all who hear it receive eternal life (Hebrews 4:12; John 6:63). Those who have passed from death unto life will not come into a future judgment of death, but will also experience the resurrection of their bodies unto eternal and immortal life in the glory of Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen