Daily Bread 4/28/2023


Daily Bread – April 28, 2023 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) Ephesians 3:20 – Now, to Him Who has the power to do superabundantly above all that we think or ask according to the power that works in us. The Power That Works In Us In order to understand the meaning of ‘dunamis’ (divine power), one must be willing to embrace Pentecost where the ‘dunamis’ was and is poured out on the believer by the Holy Spirit (Acts 1-2; Luke 24:49; John 7:38-39). Although the Greek word ‘dunamis’ is used in the Septuagint with various meanings, a special meaning is given to it by its application in the New Testament where it is always used for the divine power of God to save, heal, and provide. In fact, a summary statement for ‘dunamis’ is given in Acts 10:38, “God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power, Who went about doing good and healing all of those oppressed with the devil”. We gain insight into the meaning of ‘dunamis’ by its application with respect to the power that flowed out from Jesus into the woman with the issue of blood, as well as the power which was poured out on the saints in Jerusalem when Jesus baptized them in the Holy Spirit (Mark 5:30; Luke 6:19). That same power is at work in those who believe right now; and through it, the One Who is All Powerful is superabundantly supplying all that we ask and think – and more! Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen