Daily Bread 4/21/2022


Daily Bread – April 21, 2022 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) 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. We Have Passed From Death Into Life God has made it easy for us to believe. He came with His awesome displays of love, and His signs and wonders. He spoke the Word of life so all who hear can be healed and pass from death to life (Ephesians 2:1; 1 John 3:14; Psalms 107:20). He gave to every man a measure of faith to mix with His Word so that what He spoke would be a living reality (Romans 12:3; Hebrews 4:2). All we have to do is be willing to cooperate with God, and we receive eternal life – a quality of life that is present right at the time one hears the Word and believes (John 3:36, 10:10; 1 John 5:12,13). Through the salvation in Christ Jesus, we pass over from death into life even as the children of Israel passed over from slavery into freedom on the night of Passover (Exodus 12:11; 1 Corinthians 5:7). Jesus came so we might have eternal, or unlimited, life now and forever – an abundant life absent of death. The “death” referred to here is the realm of sin and darkness that took over Adam the day he disobeyed God (Genesis 2:17, 3:8,10-11). If we desire to fully benefit from all God has supplied to us in Christ Jesus, then we must learn to walk in obedience to the faith (Romans 1:5; Jude 3). Through the Word of God and the Spirit of God, we can learn to walk in all of the blessings of this life in Christ Jesus. Today, lay hold on the quality of life God has provided for you when you entered into eternal life. Enjoy the fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit that produces the abundant life of joy unspeakable, peace that passes understanding, and the righteousness of God. Find yourself living in Heaven today, as A.B. Simpson (the founder of the Christian Missionary Alliance) said, “Heaven is Jesus, and Jesus is mine; I am living in Heaven today!” Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen