Daily Bread 5/17/2023


    Daily Bread – May 17, 2023 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) Acts 10:38 – How that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, Who went about doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with Him. How Jesus Preached The Gospel The Greek word used in this verse to describe the “power” of the devil is ‘katadunasteoo’ which is derived from ‘kata’ meaning “according to” and ‘dunastes’ meaning “mighty or potentate”. It may be translated “to exercise power over”, “dominate”, “oppress”, or “exploit”. There are many people today who have their own various opinions about how the Gospel is to be preached, but no one can deny how Jesus preached the Gospel (Matthew 4:23, 8:7, 9:35, 12:10, 28; and Luke 4:11, 18, 5:17, 9:11; John 4:47). Jesus not only ministered to the needs of the people in setting them free from whatever oppressed or afflicted them, but also commanded His disciples to minister in the same way. The Gospel is about bringing deliverance to those who are held in the prison of sin, sickness, and disease. Jesus was anointed by the Holy Spirit to proclaim this deliverance and has anointed us with the same power of the Holy Spirit so that we may preach the same Gospel (Acts 1:8; Luke 24:48-49; John 17:21, 14:12; Mark 16:17-18). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen