Daily Bread 7/1/2022


Daily Bread – July 1, 2022 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 – For just as the body is one, yet has many members, and all of the members of the body being one, so also is the Body of Christ. For also, by one Spirit, we are all baptized into one Body – whether Jew or Greek, whether slave or free; and all drink of one Spirit. For also, the body is not one member, but many. The Collective Expression of the Spiritual The glory given to us by the Lord Jesus Christ has resulted in a miraculous oneness through the operation of the Holy Spirit (John 17:21-23). The Holy Spirit has taken us collectively and baptized us into one Body: the Body of Christ Jesus. Paul said to the Galatians that as many as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ (Galatians 3:27). Through this baptism, the expressions of the glory and power of Jesus Christ are manifested through us individually and collectively. However, Paul does not focus on the individual expression of these gifts, but on the collective expression of these works of Christ in the Church (1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 28). Each person in the Church has the responsibility to submit themselves to this baptism into Christ. When we enter the Church on every occasion, the Holy Spirit desires to baptize us into the Body of Christ – so that the glorious Church may manifest the Person of the Lord Jesus. In order for this to be a reality, there must a submission and humility like was expressed when Jesus took towel and basin in hand, and washed the disciples’ feet (John 13:12-14). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen