Daily Bread 7/2/2022


Daily Bread – July 2, 2022 (The Seventh Day – Genesis 2:1-3) 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. Drinking Of The Spirit Reveals Jesus In Our Midst Paul couples drinking of the Spirit with being baptized into the Body of Christ. When we drink of the Spirit, the rivers of God’s life and power flow from our lives (John 7:38-39). The wellsprings of His goodness and nature bubble up from the depths of our being (John 4:14). Here in this place of cooperating with the Holy Ghost, the realms of the miraculous life of Jesus are revealed. If we do not allow the Holy Spirit to lead us, guide us, and take control of our assemblies, then there will be no expression of the Church – nor of Jesus, nor of the Kingdom of God. We must recognize the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each person; but unless we submit to Him and drink, there will be no river. We must honor the Holy Spirit, and realize He wants to sovereignly divide these gifts to each person according to His will. He was sent to take all that belongs to Jesus and reveal it to us, so the good things of God might be expressed through our lives (John 16:13-15). He has come to glorify Jesus; and without His work, Jesus cannot be revealed. If we believe the Church is something able to be placed within the framework of what men can do out of their own abilities, we have altogether missed the message of the Gospel. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen