Daily Bread 6/27/2023


    Daily Bread – June 27, 2023 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) John 14:17 – He is the Spirit of Truth, Whom the world will not be able to receive because it neither sees Him, nor recognizes Him. You know Him because He remains beside you, and shall be in you. The Holy Spirit, Who took the place of Jesus among the disciples and subsequently among the Church, came to dwell in them – and also in all who will believe. This is the first time it is made very clear just how the disciples will be one with Jesus and the Father. Although Jesus had previously revealed to them that “they who are born of the Spirit are Spirit”, it is now made much plainer by the fact that God the Holy Spirit will come to live on the inside of all who believe. John also communicated this fact later in his First Epistle when he revealed that Jesus dwells on the inside of the believer “by the Spirit which He has given unto us” (1 John 3:24). According to 1 John 3:24, it is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that results in our being one with Jesus. Subsequently, because we are one with Jesus, we are also one with the Father (John 14:23). This unspeakable gift and blessing comes to us through simple obedience to God’s Word. The verb “to know”, or “to recognize”, is in the present tense. The same is true of “remains”. Thus, it is clear that the ministry they had experienced from Jesus had introduced them to the ministry of the Paraclete. The difference they would experience is that they would not just recognize the anointing, but the anointing of the Holy Spirit and the power of the Paraclete would be in them. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen