Daily Bread 6/30/2022


Daily Bread – June 30, 2022 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) 1 Corinthians 12:11 – And these are all activated by one and the same Spirit Who distributes to each one individually according to His will. Every one of the charismata are activated by the Holy Spirit. These manifestations of the Spirit do not take place according to our will, but rather, according to the will of God. It is God Who activates all of these gifts in everyone (1 Corinthians 12:6). He is the One Who breathes in the inspiration and the ability to function in these demonstrations of power so Jesus might be revealed, the Gospel preached, and the Kingdom of God advanced (John 16:14; Acts 1:8, 4:33). The Holy Spirit, Who came to empower us so Jesus might be revealed, is the One Who decides what should happen and when. This dynamic of dependency was demonstrated to us by Jesus, Who did nothing of Himself, but only what He heard and saw the Father do (John 5:19, 30, 8:28, 12:28). When the Holy Spirit came upon those gathered in the upper room, they all began to speak with other tongues as the Holy Spirit gave them the ability to speak (Acts 2:4). Paul reminded the Galatians that the one who worked miracles by the Spirit did so by the faith that was heard (Galatians 3:5). If we want to learn to function in the purity and glory of these acts which testify of the risen Savior, then we must learn how to be led by the Spirit, and how to yield to Him in complete and total dependency to His will and to His way. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen