Daily Bread 4/27/2022


Daily Bread – April 27, 2022 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) John 5:36 – But I have the greater witness than that of John, for the Father has given Me the works to finish. These works that I do, they testify on My behalf that the Father has sent Me. Works wrought in God are not for merit; rather, they are the consequence of the indwelling presence of God providing evidence of His presence. The works Jesus did were not to earn Him a right standing with God, but to testify of Who He was and what He believed. Too many people have confused the works of the law with the works of the Spirit. The works of the law have no place in the New Covenant, but the works of the Spirit are a proof we have been born of God (Romans 8:14; John 14:12; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 5:9; Acts 1:8, 5:32; 1 Corinthians 12:6-11). We were created in Christ Jesus to show forth these good works of the power of God (Ephesians 2:10; Matthew 5:16). There are many different kinds of works. There are the works of the law, the works of darkness, the works of the flesh, the works of faith, the works of Spirit, and the works of righteousness. Therefore, in the New Testament when we discuss works, it is crucial we rightly divide the Word of truth and not speak in generalities. One day the fire of God will try every man’s works to reveal what kind of works they are (1 Corinthians 3:13). The Greek word for works ‘ergon’, expresses the activity of the business one is engaged in, or the movement essential to accomplish a task. The works of God may be observed in every activity of God from the beginning of creation (Genesis 2:2; Exodus 34:10, Psalms 66:5, 77:12; Deuteronomy 3:24, 11:3). The evidence that the same God Who created all things now lives and dwells in His people is manifested by the actions of the Holy Spirit functioning through our lives as we do what God has called us to do. The whole of Jesus’ ministry may be summed up in the word “works” – for His miracles, manner of life, and words were the movements of God being manifested through His deeds (John 14:10). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen