Daily Bread 6/9/2022


Daily Bread – June 9, 2022 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) Romans 8:22-23 – We know also that all the Creation groans and travails together until now. And not they alone, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit sonship; we also ourselves groan with it eagerly, awaiting the redemption of our body. The firstfruits of the Spirit describes what has been given to the believers through the new birth. When a person is born of the Spirit and also baptized in the Spirit, they receive the firstfruits of the Spirit. Paul also refers to the firstfruits of the Spirit as the “earnest” of the Spirit, or down payment, of the Spirit to which the remainder of benefits are to follow (2 Corinthians 5:5, 1:22; Ephesians 1:13-14). In the Old Testament, the day of Pentecost was described as The Day of the Firstfruits (Numbers 28:26) Although the body is the temple of God and has been made holy, it is still corruptible and must die according to the divine sentence of God in Genesis chapter 3 (1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:23). The redemption of the body, therefore, refers to the resurrection from the dead wherein the body becomes immortal and incorruptible (1 Corinthians 15:12-48; 2 Corinthians 5:1-11; Ephesians 1:14). Jesus was the first One to die, and then to have His body raised up from the dead to an immortal state (1 Corinthians 15:20; Revelation 1:5). Through His resurrection, we are given the power and the authority to be raised up from the dead (Revelation 1:18; Romans 8:11, 6:5; Acts 2:24; Ephesians 1:19-20; and 1 Corinthians 6:14; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Philippians 3:21). Jesus broke the bonds of death that would have held us for all eternity; and through Him, we eagerly await the day our bodies will be changed. We are only at the beginning of the life God has planned for us. If we will choose the ways of God now, then we will live in the splendor and discovery of His eternal life in the future. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen