Daily Bread 5/4/2022


Daily Bread – May 4, 2022 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) 1 Peter 1:3 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again into a living expectation through Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death. Through Scripture, we come to know that we were begotten of God by the water, the Spirit, the Word, and the Resurrection (John 3:5; 1 Peter 1:23). In Romans, we learn that as many as are baptized into the death of Jesus are also raised up together with Him to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4). Paul also tells us if we are raised up with Christ, we are to seek those things which are above (Colossians 3:1-4). These passages of Scripture refer to the inward resurrection. The inward resurrection, of course, is equivalent to the new birth; the only difference is it is being communicated in another way. The spirit and soul of man was dead in trespasses and sins, but through the resurrection in Christ Jesus, they have been made alive. In Ephesians 4:24, Paul refers to the inward resurrection as the new man that was created in righteousness and true holiness. Mankind, who was spiritually separated from God because of the spiritual death of Adam, has been made alive – being resurrected through Christ Jesus. For even as we all died in Adam, as many as will believe (receive the creative faith of God) are made alive through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (Romans 5:12-21). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen