Daily Bread 5/22/2023


    Daily Bread – May 22, 2023 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) Matthew 7:21-22 – Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord,” shall enter into the Kingdom of the Heavens, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in the Heavens. Many shall say to Me in that day, “Lord, Lord – have we not prophesied in Your Name, and in Your Name cast out devils, and in Your Name done many wonderful works?” Deception is so powerful that the deceived have no idea they are under its ruthless and blinding power. What we must realize is that God has no fellowship with those who walk in darkness (1 John 1:6; 2 Corinthians 6:14; Ephesians 5:11). The most important proof that a person has been born of God, and that they love and know God, is obedience (1 John 2:3-4, 3:24, 5:2; John 15:10). God has given us a faith that overcomes the world, and every one who has been born of God has that overcoming power in their lives (1 John 3:7-8, 5:18). Just because a person appears to have gifts, and signs and wonders working through his or her life is not proof of knowing God. Satan can transform himself into a messenger of light, and men can be wolves in sheep’s clothing (2 Corinthians 11:13-15). There are many supposed miracle-workers among the Hindus and Buddhists, and we know whatever it is they are doing, it is not by the power of God. Those who work iniquity and call themselves the messengers of Christ have no fellowship with God – and whatever it is they do is not by the Spirit of the Lord, but a power of deception. We live in perilous times and many deceivers have come in the Name of Jesus. We must hold fast to the Word of God, and not believe those who try to tell us things should be taken away from the Bible, or that some things were for the time of the first-century Church only – or for that matter, that anything should be now added through some function of revelation. All of these ideas are inspired by Satan, and have come to deceive the hearts of men. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen