Daily Bread 6/24/2022


Daily Bread – June 24, 2022 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) 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. The Manifestation of the Spiritual The final words Jesus spoke to His disciples before He ascended to the throne of God was, “ You shall receive power after the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you shall be My witnesses…” (Acts 1:8). Jesus turned us over to the same Spirit and same anointing He had received for His earthly ministry. He gave us the same ability to represent the Kingdom of God and to do the works of the Father that He had received. Paul solidifies the connection between the ‘spiritual’ and this demonstration of the Holy Spirit that produces the manifestation of miracles, signs, and wonders. We are to understand the spiritual as the administration, operation, and manifestation of the Holy Spirit. Beginning with the confession that Jesus Christ is Lord even to every gift of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:1-11). Paul makes our assignment clear in 1 Corinthians 14:1 and directs our attention to following after love and the realm of the spiritual. Our citizenship is in Heaven, our spiritual blessings are in Heaven, and our life and conduct exist in the Spirit (Philippians 3:20; Ephesians 1:3; Galatians 5:25; Romans 8:4). Take hold of the good news of the Gospel and be liberated to fully live your life in the Kingdom of the Dear Son! Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen