Daily Bread 6/23/2022


Daily Bread – June 23, 2022 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) Ephesians 1:3 – Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ Who has blessed us in Christ with all spiritual blessings in Heaven. Spiritual Blessings Revealing Jesus The Greek word ‘pneumatikos’ (spiritual) is only found in the New Testament. It was first used in Romans 1:11 with respect to Paul’s desire to impart spiritual abilities, or gifts, to the brethren. The spiritual blessings include every benefit and manifestation of the Kingdom of God. Its association with the heavenly is essential – these are not spiritual blessings in an earthly realm, but a heavenly one. Paul clarifies this more later when he reveals how we have been seated together with Christ in this heavenly place (Ephesians 2:6). When we were born of God, an invisible transition took place that transferred us from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of the Dear Son (Colossians 1:13). The knowledge and consciousness of this present reality in God causes us to think differently about our identity and how we are to function as the representatives of Christ in the Earth. When we consider the meaning of the ‘spiritual’, the emphasis is placed on the operation of the Spirit through those in the Church. When God set up the Church, He empowered the Church to fully reveal the power and glory of the risen Savior Jesus Christ. If Jesus is to be revealed, then we must yield ourselves to the Holy Spirit, Who has come to make Him known (John 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen