Daily Bread 5/7/2022


Daily Bread – May 7, 2022 (The Seventh Day – Genesis 2:1-3) 1 Peter 1:1-2 – Peter, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, to elect sojourners of the dispersed of Pontus, of Galatia, of Cappadocia, of Asia, and of Bithynia; according to Father God’s foreknowledge, by sanctification of the Spirit unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ, grace to you and peace be multiplied. Sanctified By The Spirit & The Blood The reason we have been sanctified, or set apart, by the Holy Spirit is so we may be obedient. God set us apart from the control of Satan and the ignorance of the truth so we may learn His eternal ways and do what is right. We were not only set apart to be obedient by the Holy Spirit, we were also set apart to receive the application of the blood of Jesus Christ, which gives us eternal life. During the time of the Law, when something was identified to be used for the purposes of God, it was set apart; and afterwards, it would be sprinkled with blood or processed by other ritual purification. When God had set apart the whole congregation of Israel to be His people, He had Moses sprinkle both the tablets of stone and the people (Hebrews 9:19). The sprinkling of blood refers to the way in which the blood is applied. The ritual purification of the Sanctuary and the Holies of Holies was accomplished through a combination of sprinkling and daubing of blood (Leviticus 16:14-16; Exodus 29:12-21). Blood protects against the judgment of God and also it protects the priest when he enters the Holies of Holies (Exodus 12; Leviticus 16). Blood also purifies and makes holy (Ezekiel 43:20; Exodus 30:10, 29:9-21; Leviticus 14, 8:24). The blood imparts life as in the example of the leper who was considered dead, but when the water and the blood were applied, he returned to life (Numbers 12:10-13). The blood was used as a detergent to purify as exemplified by the etymological study of the word ‘kipper’. Blood was used to make covenants, which in effect created a family relationship, and thus is called the blood of the covenant (Zechariah 9:11; Matthew 26:28; 1 Corinthians 11:25). One of the ways we can understand the Hebrew ‘chatan damim’ of Exodus 4:25 is “blood kinsman”. Therefore, when Zipporah cut the foreskin of her son, YHWH became a blood kinsman. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen