Daily Bread 7/6/2022


Daily Bread – July 6, 2022 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) 1 Corinthians 12:27 – But you are the Body of Christ, and members in particular. The Church As The Representative Of Jesus By The Holy Spirit Paul described how we were supposed to represent Jesus: in the demonstration of the Spirit and power (1 Corinthians 2:4; Romans 14:17; 1 Thessalonians 1:5). He described how the lost world would be impacted by the revelation of the secrets of their hearts manifested through prophecy (1 Corinthians 14:12-14, 23-25). When Peter described the birth of the Church and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, he quoted what the prophet Joel said regarding how the Holy Spirit was poured out so we may prophesy, see visions, and dream dreams (Acts 2:15-21, 33, 39, 43, 4:34, 19:11-13). The Church is described by Paul as being the place where the Holy Spirit divides to each person some manifestation of the gifts of power – which testify of the presence and authority of Jesus Christ. The Church is the place where the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, the discerning of spirits, the working of miracles, the gifts of healing, the gift of faith, prophecy, tongues, and interpretation of tongues are to be experienced (1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 27-28). Every person in the Church must recognize his/her responsibility to yield to the Holy Ghost – in order to function as a member of the person of Jesus. Each one must give place to the flowing forth of the rivers of living water; otherwise the ministry of Jesus Christ will not be manifested. Where Jesus is not revealed by the working of the Holy Spirit, there is no Church. Just because people go through the motions of gathering, singing songs, and reading the Bible, they think that they are having Church – but they are mistaken. Oh, that the people of God would become desperately hungry for a revival of those things God designed and purposed the Church to be! Let us return to the place of participating with the full manifestation of the Holy Ghost, Who has come to reveal the person and power of the resurrected and exalted King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Christ Jesus! Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen