Daily Bread 6/17/2022


Daily Bread – June 17, 2022 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) 1 Corinthians 12:1 – Now concerning the spiritual, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. The Manifestation of the Spiritual When Jesus ministered, He did so out of the realm of the Kingdom of God – which is the realm of the spiritual. When the realms of the Spirit invaded the place where Jesus ministered, then devils went out of those who were possessed by them, and every sickness and disease was cured: “If I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God is come to you” (Matthew 12:28). When the Kingdom of God is revealed, it is revealed through the activity of the Holy Spirit – Who brings the realms of God (the spiritual) into the realms of men (the natural). Both Jesus and his disciples preached the Gospel of the Kingdom; and as they did, the realms of the spiritual invaded the place. The spiritual realm was revealed when the glory of the Holy Spirt that was in their lives invaded the kingdom of darkness and the kingdom of men (Matthew 9:35, 10:8; Luke 9:1-2, 10:1,9,17; Mark 16:17-18). When the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost, it was the realms of the spiritual that began to manifest. The believers were baptized in the Holy Spirit even as one may be baptized in water. And just as Jesus had promised, out of their bellies began to flow rivers of living water – which is an unlimited manifestation of the spiritual. We are called by God to earnestly desire (ζηλουτε) the realm of the spiritual (1 Corinthians 14:1). The Holy Spirit desires to lead us and guide us into this realm, for it is the realm where God dwells and His Kingdom is revealed. The spiritual is where we will live forever in the glory of God – a glory that we are even now partakers of in this oneness with Him (1 Corinthians 15:44; John 17:22-23). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen