Daily Bread 5/14/2022


Daily Bread – May 14, 2022 (The Seventh Day – Genesis 2:1-3) John 15:7 – If you dwell in Me and My words dwell in you, then you may ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. Faith Necessitates Obedience To The Word Of God The junction of where the works of Christ, the Word of God, and the power of faith produce the miraculous life of Christ is the point where we submit to the truth – “I no longer live” (Galatians 2:20). To live in Christ Jesus, we commit to live ‘by Him’. In this commitment, we turn our lives over to Him in a dedication to doing the things He does, and in a recognition that without Him, we can do nothing (John 14:12, 15:5). Now, this has nothing to do with washing dishes or working on your car; rather, this is all about fulfilling the Great Commission. If we are going to do the works He did and greater works, then we are going to have to live the same life of obedience He lived. The act of dwelling in Christ Jesus is a consecration of our will to doing His will. Dwelling in Christ Jesus is a commitment to obey Him in all things. It is a surrender to believe He has given us His life – with all of the benefits and authority thereof. It is the continuous commitment to follow Him, and to be as He is in this world (1 Peter 2:21; 1 John 4:17). The only way we can follow Jesus is to know – and then do – what His Word tells us to do. Following Jesus is a refusal to live for ourselves; and instead, to live as living epistles (Matthew 16:24; Luke 9:23; John 5:30, 15:5; 2 Corinthians 3:3).  Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen