Daily Bread 7/30/2022


Daily Bread – July 30, 2022 (The Seventh Day – Genesis 2:1-3) Romans 12:1 – I earnestly ask you then, brethren, through the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice – holy acceptable unto God, which is your true worship. When we look at the Old Testament, all worship was centered around an offering that was laid upon an altar. Those offerings and sacrifices represented both the life of the worshipper and the coming Redeemer. Those offerings many times were either consumed with fire that came down from Heaven, or they were lit with the fire that came off the altar which continually burned with the fire of God (1 Kings 18:24; Leviticus 9:24, 1:1-4,7, 6:12-13; Exodus 29:18; Numbers 16:46). Now today, Christ Jesus stands ready to send that fire upon our lives (Matthew 3:11; Luke 3:16). He is the altar we partake of, the source of all God would fill us with. Our praise will not suffice, our human sacrifice is unacceptable. The fire of the Holy Spirit burning within our lives produces the praise and worship that is acceptable and pleasing to the Father – everything else is strange fire, the fire of men. Our bodies are the temples of the Holy Ghost, and we should continually be burning with the fire of God (Leviticus 6:12-13). We should continually be filled with the Spirit – baptized in His fire (Ephesians 3:19, 5:18; Romans 6:13; John 7:38-39; Galatians 5:25). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen