Daily Bread 6/1/2023


    Daily Bread – June 1, 2023 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) Philemon 1:6 – So that the communication of your faith may be effectual by acknowledging every good thing in you by Christ Jesus. Acknowledging What God Says About Us Today, there are some who would say that there is “no good thing” in us. They misunderstand a single point made about the inadequacy of the law to produce the righteousness and life of God in man (Romans 7). Yet, the statement made by the same preacher (Paul) in Philemon should help to turn us to the acknowledgment of the truth, which is after godliness (Titus 1:1). When we consider the fact that Christ Jesus now lives and dwells in us by the Spirit, then we may understand what Paul was referring to by “every good thing” that is in us (1 John 3:24). We may also translate this verse as follows: “That the fellowship of your faith may work by the knowledge of every good thing in you by Christ Jesus.” One of Paul’s main subjects was that we are made the righteousness of God. However, if we do not believe and confess this to be true, then we will never reap the many blessings and benefits of this glorious salvation. God has made us one with Himself so we may now say that we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (Romans 1:17, 3:21,22, 10:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 17:21-23; Philippians 3:9). If we do not accept the Word of God and the identity God has given us in Christ Jesus, then the miracle of faith will not work in our life. If the centurion had refused to believe that Jesus had the authority to heal his son, then there would have been no display of great faith (Matthew 8:10). If Jairus had been unwilling to believe that Jesus could heal his daughter, then she would have never been raised from the dead (Mark 5:36). If any mountains are going to be moved and the realms of the impossible shown to be possible through faith, then someone must agree with God’s Word, and then speak and act accordingly (Mark 11:23-24).  Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen