Daily Bread 7/18/2022


Daily Bread – July 18, 2022 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) John 14:20 – On that day, you shall know that I am in the Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you. The Holy Spirit has come to prove to us that we are one with Jesus, and that Jesus is one with the Father. Everyone recognizes Jesus is one with the Father; but many fail to recognize how all who have been born of the Spirit are also one with Jesus. The Holy Spirit, Who has come to dwell with us and in us, has brought to us the life and the nature of Jesus. Through His blessed manifest presence, our eyes can see the salvation of God living within our souls. From the infant expressions of His life to the baptism in the Holy Spirit, we find ourselves one with the living God. If we will allow the Holy Spirit to lead us, teach us, guide us, and open up our eyes – we will see Jesus in the life that we now live. The expression “on that day” occurs three times in the Gospel of John; and in every case, it refers to the relationship Jesus will have with His disciples after his death, burial, resurrection, and ascension (John 14:20, 16:23,26). Here, Jesus is referring to the time when “the world would see Me no more.” By the same token, Jesus is also referring to the time when the Holy Spirit will come to not only be alongside His disciples, but to also dwell in them (John 14:16-17). This passage is about the promise of the One Who is coming to take His place among the disciples – not just for the lifetime of the disciples, but also for the lifetime of His Church (John 14:16; Acts 20:28). In this last discourse Jesus had with His disciples, He is assuring them how this is just the beginning of their relationship with the Father (John 14-16). He assured them the Holy Spirit would take His place, Who would also reveal the oneness created by the new birth (John 17:22-23, 14:23, 3:6; 1 Corinthians 6:17; 12:13). Jesus will make reference to us being one with Him nine more times in John 14 thru 17 (John 14:23, 15:4,6,7; and 17:11,21,23,26). Through the receiving of the Holy Spirit, we receive this unity with God the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit brings to the believer everything He brought to Jesus Christ while Jesus ministered on the Earth. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen