Daily Bread 7/7/2022


Daily Bread – July 7, 2022 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) 1 Corinthians 12:31 – Now, eagerly desire these extraordinary charismata; and still also, I will point out to you an excellent way. We should all love to see people healed and the oppressed set free. There should be nothing more glorious to the people of God than sitting in the presence of Jesus. In this context, the Holy Spirit does those things that reveal the glorious presence of Jesus, which Paul refers to as ‘charismata’ (acts of grace). Every one of us should have a desperate desire to see these acts of the Holy Spirit manifested in our lives, as well as in our meetings. We must also be aware of the fact that the divine disposition of love must be yielded to and cooperated with if the Holy Spirit is going to be free to reveal Jesus as He desires. In this disposition and expression of love, we discover all of the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:17-19). In this wonderful and pleasant place of love, we both discover the depths of God and find ourselves dwelling in Him (1 John 4:12, 16). Paul points out that, better than just eagerly desiring these divine acts of grace, we are to walk in the love that will make the depths and splendor of the charismata a reality in our lives. If we walk in love for God and in love one for another, then there will be a unity in the midst of the diversity resulting in an ever-increasing manifestation of the works of Jesus. Let us give ourselves to this witness that we are the children of God and the disciples of Jesus (John 13:35; 1 John 3:14, 5:1). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen