Daily Bread 7/13/2022


Daily Bread – July 13, 2022 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) 1 John 4:4 – You are from God little children, and have conquered them, because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. Christ Jesus Dwells In And Overcomes Through Us Jesus Christ, the One Who conquered the devil and all of the power of sin, lives on the inside of every believer (Luke 10:19; John 12:31; 2 Timothy 1:10; Hebrews 2:14; 1 John 3:8). Jesus Christ, Who is the truth, the way, and the life, is the greater One that “is in you.” Jesus Christ came in the flesh when He was born into the world, and also when He was born into the hearts of men by the Holy Spirit. When we were born of the Spirit, and became a new creation through the miracle of salvation, Christ was formed in us and came to dwell in us through this miraculous union (John 17:23; 1 Corinthians 2:12; Galatians 1:6; Colossians 1:27; 1 John 3:24). That Christ Jesus dwells in us is, in fact, an essential doctrine of the New Covenant (John 14:20, 15:4, 17:23, 26; also: Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 3:17; Colossians 1:27). The life and power of Jesus Christ in us enables us to overcome the spirit of antichrist, the spirit of the world, and the spirit of deception. We may be confident today that all of the power of iniquity in the world -the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life- is not more powerful than Christ Jesus Who lives within us. We are guaranteed by God Himself that He will arise in us and subdue all of our enemies. He will go before us and fight all our battles. As we stand yielded to Him, God will destroy all of the opposing forces coming against us, and we will find we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus (Exodus 17:11; Luke 10:19, Romans 8:37). In believing what He has done for us, we are empowered to be strong in the strength of the Lord and the power of His might (Ephesians 6:10). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen