Daily Bread 6/29/2023


Daily Bread – June 29, 2023 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) Romans 8:11 – And if the Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the One that raised up Christ from the dead shall also make alive your body that is subject to death, through the Spirit of Him that dwells in you. God subjected all mankind to death because of Adam’s sin. This subjugation to death as it relates to man’s physical body is emphasized by the Greek adjective ‘thnetos’, which means “mortal”, or “subject to death”, or “bodies which will die”. The same One Who subjected us to death in hope of the resurrection has made provision for us to receive divine health through the working of His Spirit dwelling in us (1 Corinthians 12:7-10; Acts 19:11-12). While it is true that once our bodies die they will be raised up from the dead, it is equally true that when we become sick, God has provided a means of healing by the Holy Spirit. In these verses, the subject is the current state of our body which is viewed as now being dead even though we are living. The dead state of our bodies is contrasted to the life giving power of the Holy Spirit Who dwells within us. Thus, the making alive of our mortal bodies now refers to the healing of the body from disease and sickness. Through the Spirit dwelling in us, we are able to overcome the world (1 John 4:4). Also, through the Spirit dwelling in us, Christ dwells in us (1 John 3:24). And through the Spirit of God dwelling in us, we are able to do all the works of power (2 Corinthians 4:7; John 14:12). The Spirit of God will only dwell in us if we have been born of the Spirit through believing on the Name of Jesus Christ (John 3:3-8,1:12-13). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen